The BITSAT is the entrance examination for all the courses in BITS in all three campuses: Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. Here are the important dates for BITSAT 2019.
|Application form release||1st week of January 2019|
|Last date to submit the application||2nd week of March 2019|
|Application editing window||2nd to 3rd week of March 2019|
|Allotment of exam centre||4th week of March 2019|
|Slot booking by candidates||4th week of March to 1st week of April 2019|
|The release of hall ticket||2nd week of April to 2nd week of May 2019|
|Exam date||3rd week to last week of May 2019|
|Apply for admission (basis of 12th marks)||1st week of May to 3rd week of June 2019|
|Admit list and wait list release||3rd week of June 2019|
The BITSAT tests aspirants on NCERT syllabus that the student learns for school board exams. The exam also has an English language test and a logical ability test, unlike other engineering entrance exams.
|Units and Measurements||States of Matter||Algebra||Diversity in Living World|
|Kinematics||Atomic Structure||Trigonometry||Cell: The unit of Life: Structure and Function|
|Newton’s Law of Motion||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Two- Dimensional Coordinate Geometry||Genetics and Evolution|
|Impulse and Momentum||Thermodynamics||Three Dimensional Coordinate Geometry||Structure and Function – Plants|
|Work & Energy||Physical and Chemical Equilibria||Differential Calculus||Structure and Function -Animals|
|Rational Motion||Electrochemistry||Ordinary Differential Equations||Reproduction, growth, and momenst in Plants|
|Gravitational||Chemical Kinetics||Probability||Reproduction and Development in Humans|
|Mechanics of Solids and Fluids||Surface Chemistry||Vectors||Ecology and Environment|
|Oscillations||Hydrogen and s- block elements p- d- and f- block elements||Statistics||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Waves||Principles of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons||Linear Programming||Biotechnology and its Applications|
|Heat and Thermodynamics||Stereochemistry||Mathematical Modelling|
|Electrostatics||Organic Compounds with functional with Oxygen and Nitrogen|
|Current Electricity||Biological, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry|
|Magnetic Effect of Current||Theoretical Principles of Experimental Chemistry|
There is no age limit for BITSAT 2019. Students need to have passed their 10 plus 2 equivalent from CBSE or State Board examination. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English are mandatory subjects. In their HSLC exams, they need at least 75 percent aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology and a minimum of 60 percent in each subject. Board toppers in respective boards are given direct admission to the programme of their choice, irrespective of BITSAT scores.
Split your syllabus
Break down the syllabus into components and categorize them into levels – difficult, medium, and easy. Once you do that, you will understand where you stand in the larger picture, where to start and where you need to focus.
Create a plan
Have a plan of strategy. Sit down and invest time in coming up with a schedule so that you know beforehand what you will be studying each day. Track your progress according to the schedule.
Make the most of your time. If you think you are not making much progress in your schedule, use that time wisely. Sleep, go out for a swim/walk/run. Come back and then resume your study. Have a routine. Study for a fixed number of hours every day. Don’t overdo and study 12 hours one day and sleep all day the next.
Have the right books in place, before you start preparation. Go online; look at what people who have come out with success in BITSAT have to say. Listen to them and get your material. Go for books that explain the concepts with examples, and have little to no errors. Your best resource library is your NCERT syllabus. They explain all the concepts and include illustrations and problems sets at the end of each section to fortify what you have learned.
Along with your schedule, maintain notes of all the topics you cover. You will learn and retain concepts better and you will find these notes handy when you are in the revision phase.
After each topic is done and dusted, revise. Have a definite process for revision. The timely revision will help you stay on top of your preparation as the topics you have read will stay fresh in your mind.
Periodically, take mock tests. If you can manage to easily solve the sample papers, it means you are on the right path, or else you will have to put in more effort.
Time management is everything, in BITSAT. Opt for questions that are idea-based and direct. Rehearse as much as possible in exam conditions to prepare yourself for the actual test. All questions carry equal weightage. So, figure out a way to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Score in your strong areas and leave your weak areas as such.
Deep understanding of topics
The BITSAT requires a deep understanding of topics. So, make use of the topics listed above and understand all the subtopics under these topics. Wherever there is scope for application, learn how to apply the concepts you have learned. As you finish a chapter, you need to solve questions associated with the concept. Practicing regularly will help you get real-time tips and feedback! You will figure out your own shortcuts and improve your speed as you can see how much time you are spending on each question. Remember that you have to 150 questions in 3 hours.
The BITSAT is the only major engineering entrance test that has sections on English and logical ability. So, you have an edge there if you are comfortable with these two subjects. This BITSAT English Grammar section broadly focuses on English Language & Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar & Spotting errors, Verbs, Grammatical Sentence etc. The exam basically seeks for an analytical and comprehensive approach towards the English Language. So, you might want to read a book or two and go back to board level English syllabus before you write your BITSAT.